Tuesday, January 24

Legend: Book Review

by Marie Lu

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
What would my life be like if I could be in a completely different social class? Yep, that is just about the gist of this book.  Well, not really.  Talk about one messed up society.  What would the world be like if scientists held all the power.  Possibly a bit like this one.  Hey, we need subjects for our testing no problems.  This world also shows the innocence isn't all it is cracked up to be.  Being so innocent that you follow the rules set by others without a thought that there could be a problem with their way of thinking.  It leads to a lot of trouble.  Yet, being innocent of real harm to others won't save you either it seems.  Is there any way to be safe?  This society is one messed up bunch.  You say one wrong thing and you find yourself on the wrong side of a knife or needle.  But who is to know what that wrong thing is?
This is a great story of finding out what lies in your blind spots.  And once you possess that knowledge what are you going to do with it?  I loved both June and Day and hope that the future will lead them into a world perhaps a bit less painful.  It is sad that these two are so young to have to deal with such large problems.  Definitely, an edge of your seat read.